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How is proper noun different from common noun?

How is proper noun different from common noun?

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Asked by G. Horace on Jul 24, 2018

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L. Sevigny

L. Sevigny
Doctor, Las Vegas

Answered on Aug 06, 2018

Common nouns and proper nouns are types of noun used every time. Many do not know the differences between the two.

Common noun refers to a type of noun that states places, persons or things in general terms. Example - man, city or country. In a sentence. 'The man is tall, the city is beautiful'.

A proper noun refers is a type of noun that is specific on a person, place or thing. It gives a name to the noun.

Example - Sarah, London, Australia. In sentences. 'Mr Sam is tall, London is beautiful, Sarah is my first child'.

The only differences between the two is that one refers to things in general terms and the other is more specific about things.

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C. Kenway

C. Kenway
Content Writer, Jacksonville

Answered on Aug 01, 2018

Both proper and common nouns are defined as a person, place, or thing. The difference comes in the fact that common nouns can be any person, any place, or any thing. A girl, a mountain, or a can. These words tell what something is but aren't specific.

A proper noun, on the other hand, is a particular noun, usually a name of sorts. Instead of 'a girl,' the proper noun could be 'Sarah' Likewise, 'a mountain' could be Pike's Peak. Proper nouns can be the name of any person, place, thing, or organization. The first letter of a proper noun is always capitalized.

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